Our Barred Rock Babies Hatched!! Yay!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PeepsPonderosa, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. PeepsPonderosa

    PeepsPonderosa Out Of The Brooder

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    We incubated 7 eggs from our Barred Rock hens and all but one hatched yesterday!! Actually, we knew that one wasn't fertile when we candled at the end of week one.

    We read that 60% usually hatch. Beginner luck, maybe?

    So now we have 6 black fuz balls :) they're so darn cute!


    This is our first little one that hatched!
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    4 hatched, just patiently waiting on 2 more......
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    Momma just blow drying us to make us fluffy :)
    (Poor little birdies wouldn't dry at all because the humidity was 99%!!! I did my research and found that using a hair dryer would do the trick.)
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    Hanging with my peeps, all warm and cozy!
    (My husband decided to use the indoor/outdoor thermometer in the brooder as well. He put the outdoor temp sensor under the light to know how hot it got and the indoor part on the other side away from the light to know how cool it was.)
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    Just had to post this and share our first time ever hatching chicks.

    So far so good :)
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! What cute chicks! Really nice hatch percentage you had, hope you wind up with lots of girls!
     
  3. PeepsPonderosa

    PeepsPonderosa Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgot to add this.....
    These eggs came from our 29 BR hens and one BR Rooster (Rooster Cogburn)

    Didn't even have to pay for the eggs ;)

    We bought a Rhode Island Red (we named him Red...lol) and we are going to put Red with a few of our BR hens and hatch or sell Black Sexlinks fertile eggs.

    :fl :jumpy
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    You did great on the hatch!

    Good luck with your babies and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. gander007

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  6. Jeanna Marie

    Jeanna Marie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Congrats on the chicks!
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute!!! Man I wish I could get chicks :( Welcome to the site and enjoy those cuties!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - congratulations on the successful incubation.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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